US STOCKS-Futures lower as commodities slide

martes 20 de octubre de 2015 07:11 GYT

* Futures down: Dow 60 pts, S&P 7 pts, Nasdaq 12.5 pts

By Abhiram Nandakumar

Oct 20 (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures were lower on Tuesday as prices of commodities fell on rekindled worries about demand from China.

* Investors are awaiting a barrage of quarterly results and a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.

* Third-quarter company earnings are in full focus this week with Verizon, Yahoo and VMware reporting results on Tuesday.

* Investors are pricing in tepid corporate performance for the quarter and watching out for outlook commentary as the effects of global financial turbulence hits American shores.

* S&P 500 companies are expected to show a 3.9 percent fall in third-quarter profit, according to Thomson Reuters data.

* U.S. stocks closed with slight gains on Monday as tech and biotech stocks advanced ahead of a heavy week of earnings.

* Brent crude fell on Tuesday but steadied around $48 a barrel and London copper prices slipped to two-week lows straining under an economic slowdown in China.   Continuación...